Lifelike representations of botanicals are sought after for their beauty and ability to educate. Trailer McQuilkin’s masterful wildflower sculptures, created with sheet copper, copper wire, metal primer oil paints and natural materials offer a unique experience into viewing natures minute details. A magnifying glass is not required for seeing the tiniest fibers or vein work on the leaves or the imperfections caused by insects. One is mesmerized by these carefully crafted, realistic plants sculptures which expose their fragility while capturing them for posterity.
McQuilkin’s work references in quality of detail rather than its medium The Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants (or Glass Flowers) at the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge, MA. They are perfectly aligned for the exact manner in which they convey the plant structure. The Glass Flowers were created in Germany and sent to the US over a 49 year period from 1886-1936. McQuilkin’s plant sculptures take 2-5 months to complete. While the Blaschka’s Glass Flowers are housed in a museum’s collection, McQuilkin’s work is available to collect. Each piece comes with a handmade Plexiglas cover for its protection from dirt and likelihood of damage if exposed in a crowd. The cover is easily removable for special display.
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